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Paddle-Out

noun; compounding
A floating memorial service with flowers and reminiscing. The way surfers throughout the world honor their dead.
 
“Honoring the Surfer Andy Irons with a Paddle-Out.”
Etymology : The news article that contains this word informs that some believe the “paddle-out” stems from Polynesian tradition in the 1800s and others believe it actually began with modern surf culture and was first held in the early 20th century. It is uncertain when this word started to be used commonly among the surfers but seeing that this tradition will go widespread around the word as well as in the U.S. beaches, the word will be known to a larger and larger population, establishing itself as a legitimate word eventually.
Source : New York Times 11.19.10
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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